The conflict we feel in relationships, and the desire for relationship we feel when we are not in one, are the stirrings of our soul and our life force energy... shaking us from our illusions, expectations and comfort zones.
Relating lovingly and honestly to others involves exploring the unknown and uncomfortable aspects of ourselves that are being revealed through our relationships, and really opening to the joy and pleasure that we feel in connection. Relationships help us understand needs, feelings and power. And they help us transform our fear and pain into understanding, connection, belonging, and meaning.
If you are in a good relationship, the worst, most hellish stuff that you are ever going to face is going to come up. ~David Deida
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. ~Anais Nin
Sexuality - Our Life Force
All healing is sexual/sensual. Our nervous system is the primary pathway of our sexual energy and the circulation of our blood, lymph, 5 senses and emotions are the medium of our sensual energy. In Chinese Medicine our sexual energy is Yang (masculine), and our sensual energy is Yin (feminine). The dance of our masculine and feminine energies gives rise to our state of health...body, mind and spirit.
The culturally reinforced beliefs that reduce sexuality/sensuality to a physical act cripple our innate healing power and limit our creative expression.
Healing is personal, social, sexual, and political.
True surrender is true power: the love-force that moves the universe is also the love-force that breathes your breath and beats your heart. When fear dissolves, you no longer separate yourself from this single flow of immense force. Love is continuity with infinite life-force, a oneness of being with no separation. Opening sexually is opening to this flow of life-force. And love is the key to this opening. ~David Deida
True intimacy is union between flesh and flesh, between subtle body and subtle body, between soul and soul. Sexual energy is sacred energy. When we have restored the sexual experience to the realm of the sacred, our world will be chaste and divine, holy and healed. ~Deepak Chopra
In humans, sexual energy can be creative at all levels -- physical, emotional and spiritual. In any situation -- where we feel attraction, arousal, awakening, alertness, passion, interest, inspiration, excitement, creativity, enthusiasm -- in each of these situations, sexual energy is at work. Whenever we feel these states of awareness, we must put our attention on the energy that we are experiencing, nourishing it with our attention, experiencing it with joy and keeping it alive in our awareness. ~Deepak Chopra
Health - Our Teacher & Guide
Our health problems are symptoms of an underlying cause that may not be obvious. Our body speaks to us in the language of comfort/discomfort (sometimes shouting) to bring awareness to new understanding, expression, and possibilities.
Illness, in all of its forms - pain, stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, asthma, arthritis, ADHD, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, cancer, injury, hormone disorders, muscle pain, immune disorders, eating disorders, reproductive disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, psychological issues, etc. - guide us to seek a new perspective to understanding life.
Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon with little or no connection to the physical body. Conversely, physicians treat the body with no regard for the mind or the emotions. But the body and mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other. ~Dr. Candace Pert
The simple reality is that our perceptions and beliefs, whether right or wrong, are still going to control our biology. It is important for us to understand that if we change our perceptions, we can change our biology and our world. ~Dr. Bruce Lipton
Energy is the currency of all interactions in nature. To leave energetic considerations out of the equations of life and medicine is to ignore some 99% of what is happening. ~Dr. James Oschman
If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction. ~Deepak Chopra
Nature - Our Soul
Wild and destructive, powerfully creative, or soothing and serene, Mother Nature is an eternal, cyclical force and expression of our soul. The more disconnected we are from nature and these aspects of our psyche and self, the more dis-ease (dis-order) we experience and the harder it is to connect with our purpose and place in the world.
We belong here.
Nature (including our own deeper nature, soul) has always provided and still provides the best template for human maturation. ~Bill Plotkin
You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather. ~Pema Chödrön
At this moment, you are seamlessly flowing with the cosmos. There is no difference between your breathing and the breathing of the rainforest, between your bloodstream and the world’s rivers, between your bones and the chalk cliffs of Dover. ~Deepak Chopra